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How can I make sims into townies/homeless?

Post by bonniherself » November 9th, 2018, 11:55 pm

I'm playing around with an unpopulated city. I want to use Porter to import a good portion of another town, including the non-resident townies. However, when importing, the townies get turned into residents. How do I make them (or any other sim, for that matter) into a homeless townie? I'm sure it must be do-able, mustn't it?

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Post by igazor » November 10th, 2018, 1:06 am

It depends. What functions do you want these sims to be fulfilling in your world? When they come into your world, they do have to be in proper households once unpacked the Porter way so they will be residents at first until you step and do something else with them.

--Homeless Role Sims -- can do; evict them from their houses so they are no longer residents but first assign them the roles you wanted with Register.
--Homeless Service Sims -- tricky. You can make the sims you have Portered into Service Sims with MC Cheats' Sim > Advanced > Set Service command, but there is no guarantee that they will be used as such or stay in the service pool.
-- Homeless Co-Workers or just hanging out in your world fulfilling no function -- also tricky. I mean, you can do this but chances are they will just wander out of your game on you and more quickly if you use SP to Manage the Homeless and/or Overwatch to Cleanup the Homeless on its overnight runs (I use neither myself).

Homeless sims are volatile and we do not have complete control over them. We can control the sources of the genetics used to spawn them instead using SP with the SP Population module, and we can review that procedure if you want, but that 's not quite the same thing as bringing in an exact sim to be a maid, babysitter, etc., or a generic homeless vagrant, as the game likes to call them.

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How can I make sims into townies/homeless?

Post by TadOlson » November 10th, 2018, 5:21 pm

One way is to just add them to community lots as reisdents of that lot and they'll be homeless and still be playable households whic won't get ejected from the game.They can still be assigned roles if you don't want to play them and aren't interested in having them flushed from the game.I've had a household living on a community lot before and it's great to see how homeless sims manage their lives.

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Post by igazor » November 10th, 2018, 5:33 pm

TadOlson post_id=59692 time=1541888517 user_id=9606 wrote: One way is to just add them to community lots as reisdents of that lot and they'll be homeless and still be playable households whic won't get ejected from the game.They can still be assigned roles if you don't want to play them and aren't interested in having them flushed from the game.I've had a household living on a community lot before and it's great to see how homeless sims manage their lives.

 
They won't really be homeless that way though, regardless of what kind of housing structure may or may not be on the community lot. They will be in a resident household that "owns" the lot and must pay property taxes on it (SP Money). While fine for Role Sims and co-workers if this is what is wanted, such sims cannot be Service Sims.

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How can I make sims into townies/homeless?

Post by bonniherself » November 10th, 2018, 6:01 pm

TadOlson wrote:
November 10th, 2018, 5:21 pm
One way is to just add them to community lots as reisdents of that lot and they'll be homeless and still be playable households whic won't get ejected from the game.They can still be assigned roles if you don't want to play them and aren't interested in having them flushed from the game.I've had a household living on a community lot before and it's great to see how homeless sims manage their lives.
This is an interesting idea. I've heard of having an NPC house before and was intrigued by the idea, but never got around to trying it.

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How can I make sims into townies/homeless?

Post by TadOlson » November 12th, 2018, 9:10 am

I've had the idea of having a homeless playable caste for sims living on community lots as they can be considered homeless though not living in a proper home.They won't have a mailbox and that would limit them.I had a couple living on a community lot until spring once because they arrived in the winter and were unable to find a house.

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